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Submissions/The next billion users on Wikipedia with Open Source Webfonts

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
The next billion users for Wikipedia with Open Source WebFonts
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Alolita Sharma
E-mail address


Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikipedia readership is growing at an exponential pace globally. And for the first time in Wikipedia's 11 year history, it rolled out open source WebFonts in January 2012 to make open knowledge more accessible to billions of readers in 14 major Indic languages. This presentation is about open source internationalization (I18n) tools and technologies such as WebFonts, Narayam being developed by the WMF I18N team enables millions of users to render content in their web browser with embedded fonts. Learn more about how open source internationalization technology such as WebFonts, Narayam and language support tools for multi-language translation are helping make valuable content on the Web more accessible. Also learn about the long-term roadmap for language support for Wikimedia projects.

Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes (if I get sponsorship for travel costs)
Slides or further information (optional)
Slides will be provided for presentation. Being prepared currently.
Special request as to time of presentations

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